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"Infodump," "Mary Sue" And Other Words That Authors Are Sick Of Hearing

Science fiction and fantasy readers are in a constant dialogue with their favorite stories. At conventions, workshops, and online, people geek out about their favorite books. But sometimes, authors get a little tired of the same old memes. Ten authors told io9 about the writing terms they'd like to see retired. »11/25/14 1:00pm11/25/14 1:00pm

Neil Gaiman and Felicia Day help narrate an awesome new fantasy audiobook by Ellen Kushner

If you love clever, whimsical fantasy, you won't want to miss the new audiobook version of Ellen Kushner's novel The Privilege of the Sword. There's nothing better than a Kushner novel on a long afternoon . . . unless it's listening to a bunch of great voices read the book to you, as you take a road trip or a long… »8/10/12 3:10pm8/10/12 3:10pm

Bordertown has never looked so lovely: Your first look at the Welcome to Bordertown paperback

We loved the anthology Welcome to Bordertown, featuring authors ranging from Neil Gaiman to Catherynne M. Valente revisiting the ground-breaking urban fantasy setting of the 1990s. And now we're stoked to bring you the first official look at the cover for the paperback edition, featuring a sultry elf and a brick wall… »3/27/12 2:46pm3/27/12 2:46pm

New anthology of genderqueer stories includes a story called "Schrodinger's Pussy."

This is the coolest thing we've seen all day: a new anthology called Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction is coming out in May, and editor Brit Mandelo just announced the table of contents. Not only does it include several of our favorite authors, but a few of the story titles are… »12/08/11 12:30pm12/08/11 12:30pm